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Avon Valley Railway (AVR)

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Address: Bath Road | Bitton Station, Bristol BS30 6HD, England
Phone Number: 0117 932 5538
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Description: Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip...
Bristol and Bath's heritage steam railway, offering a six mile round trip which takes passengers along sections of the old Midland Railway, providing a chance to see the magnificent River Avon Valley from a unique viewpoint.
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Took all the family on a Santa Special before Christmas. There were 8 adults and 4 small children (1 - 4 years old) I can confidently say they all loved it, and the presents... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Bristol
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Bristol
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Took all the family on a Santa Special before Christmas. There were 8 adults and 4 small children (1 - 4 years old) I can confidently say they all loved it, and the presents they were given were very well chosen for their ages. It was a grand mornings entertainment for all the children (and the menfolk)!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 9.45am on a wet Monday at the beginning of the February half term- not very auspicious but there was plenty of free parking and the cafe was open. What a gem! There was an accessible ramp and we went into the cafe and ordered coffee and two different homemade cakes. We took our coffee and cakes into... More 

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Shanklin, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

At first glance this looks like any other preserved railway cafe but inside it is a bit like the Tardis. You queue to order in the usual way but take your tray into one of two old Mk1 carriages to eat. One is set up as a snack area with nice, clean tables. The other is the 'posh end' which... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Visited here a number of times. The buffet car is brilliant. We were so impressed we have booked it for our silver wedding do. It was great to do the 'driver for a fiver' rather than spending a lot on an experience day if you are not sure if you will enjoy it. Well worth doing. Staff help full. Toilets... More 

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Keynsham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lovely fresh rolls and bacon cooked to perfection, good selection of beverages for every eventuality

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Cannot praise the cafe at AVR highly enough. Great food at modest prices served pleasantly and in great railway carriage surroundings. Keep up the good work AVR! We highly recommend!

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Bristol, Uk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We booked the Santa steam special on Christmas Eve - worth every single penny. Authentically twinkly Santa who came round and chatted before handing out the excellent quality gifts (and the two seven year old girls got a different gift each). Delicious mine pies and biscuits, very friendly staff and volunteers, superb planning and organisation. We enjoyed it so much... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

What a lovely setting. Old station, steam trains, beautiful countryside and walks (at end of line just a few hundred yards to a lovely pub with great food). Great for all the family from the youngest to the older generation. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband had this as his Christmas present. It was fantastic and the staff were so friendly. We went on the sherry and mince pie trip and they even catered for non-drinkers with soft drinks. We would certainly recommend this to anyone....

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My daughter loves trains she enjoyed every moment there and because location is not far to travel, there always different events on so do check before you go as moment be more on so do plan a head.

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